Global Observatory for eHealth


Telehealth policy

Australia must deliver health care to a varied population spread from dense urban and regional settings to sparse rural or remote areas, creating access and quality differentials. Therefore a National Strategy for Telehealth can play a significant role in enabling the changes required to respond to these needs. This plan proposes a set of key strategies and corresponding operational plan elements, namely that initiatives should be targeted, purposeful and efficient. The strategy suggests focusing initially on key groups identified in the National Health Reform Agenda who have the most to gain from Telehealth. These include aged care settings, poorly mobile / disabled, and outer metropolitan, rural and remote patients. The strategy also suggests documenting and promulgating clinical pathways and use cases for specific health care disciplines and identifying demand, enablers and barriers for uptake by consumers

Date of publication: 2013

Supporting materials on Telehealth

Date URL last accessed: 3 October 2013